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Mr. Andrew Charlesworth

Andrew Charlesworth
2007-2008 Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow

"Embedding Holocaust Sites in Everyday Landscapes"

Professional Background

Andrew Charlesworth received an M.S. in geography at Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. in geography at the University of Cambridge. During his fellowship at the Museum, he was Special Lecturer at the School of Geography, University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. For his Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship for Archival Research, Mr. Charlesworth conducted research on, “Embedding Holocaust Sites in Everyday Landscapes.”

Mr. Charlesworth is co-editor of Moral Economy and Popular Protest (Macmillan, 2000) and co-author of Markets, Market and Popular Protest in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland (Liverpool University Press, 1996); An Atlas of Industrial Protest in Britain 1750-1990 (Macmillan, 1996); and The Other Auschwitz: History, Geography and Economic Change in Oswiecim (Ashgate), which was forthcoming at the time of his tenure. He is the recipient of several awards including three Economic and Social Research Council Awards and the Nuffield Foundation Social Sciences Small Grants Project Award. He has lectured widely in the United States, Israel, and Europe.

Fellowship Research

During his tenure at the Center, Mr. Charlesworth researched the embeddedness of concentration camps and museums in the everyday landscapes around them, and the interactions between the local communities and Holocaust sites in terms of everyday contact. Of special interest to him was the way in which the activity spaces of local populations intersect with these sites. Mr. Charlesworth examined former camps in Poland and the former Soviet Union, including Treblinka, Chelmno, and Belzec, as well studied the local population’s use of the spaces in and around the Majdanek Museum in Lublin and the Auschwitz State Museum in Oswiecim. His project placed Holocaust camps in their wider landscapes and encouraged an understanding of these spaces as parts of our world, not as separate entities. He used collections in the Museum’s Photo Archives and camp records for his research.

Mr. Charlesworth was in residence at the Mandel Center from March 1 to May 30, 2008.